Local SMEs given the chance to benefit from ‘green’ business support programme

The York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has launched a business support programme to help firms make cost savings while saving the planet.

Tuesday, 2nd February 2021, 2:50 pm
Sue Jefferson, deputy chair of the LEP’s Business Board, said the programme would provide practical support for businesses.

The Grow Greener programme has been specifically developed for SMEs across North Yorkshire with the aim of helping them to reduce their costs and energy consumption – and lower their carbon footprint.

This will enable those businesses to become more resilient and better-equipped for the future- a shared aspiration for many organisations as they seek to recover from the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sue Jefferson, deputy chair of the LEP’s Business Board, said: “Programmes such as Grow Greener and ReBiz will provide practical support for businesses to benefit from. They will also help realise our region’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2034 and carbon negative by 2040.

“Our region’s Reshaping Plan – to become a greener, fairer, stronger economy – is key to this and we as a LEP and Growth Hub are committed to supporting businesses to achieve this transformation.”

The programme is completely free to take part in, with 20 places available.

Interested businesses need to register for the scheme by Monday, February 22 via the www.oakdenehollins.com/sme-circularity link.